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Prioritising the protection of health care during armed conflict

Health Care Attacks

URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL HEALTH WORKERS EVERYWHERE FROM THE DOCTORS WHO RUN THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PROTECTION INITIATIVE

If you and/or your health facility and /or patients are being targeted by armed individuals, groups or gangs, please let us know immediately and send us as much information about the specific details of the attack-- and its effects-- as you can by email to: davids@doctors.org.uk

or

SMS text message to: +44 7710 674003 as soon as you can.

You can also send photographs or video clips to either the email address or the mobile telephone number above.

WE WILL NEVER PUBLISH YOUR NAME OR CONTACT DETAILS OR SHOW THESE DETAILS TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUR YOUR STATED PERMISSION!

We will publish only the name of the health facility and the country in which it is based. If appropriate, we will then add in background information on the specific conflict related to the attack so others can understand the context of the violations of the Geneva Convention and the war crimes being undertaken.

You can send the information in the language that is easiest for you and we will have your words accurately translated into English.

Once we receive your information about the specific attack on health care, we, will acknowledge that we have received it and publish this information on this website so that other organisations involved with humanitarian assistance or advocacy can see it and, if possible, act to help. If possible, we will also notify any appropriate international and local non-governmental organisations in the area to ask if they can help to provide health care assistance. We will also notify the international media.

We will also use this information as part of our overall aim to influence the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and International Criminal Court (ICC) to provide protection so that the attacks on you or your health facilities will stop and further attacks prevented

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